won his first million playing online, he discovered a mild form of revenge on
his daily schoolyard chess foe by engaging the services of Piotr Gleeman. They had both indifferently floated through
Ingoll’s and now found themselves sharing four classes at . Lincoln High School Quincy
hired Piotr during lunch on the first day of school during the tenth grade by
balancing a ten-thousand dollar brick of cash on Piotr’s head and saying,
“Guess what just happened?”
Piotr jerked his head and the money plopped onto his tray of mashed potatoes.
“You’re my agent! That’s your first month’s salary.”
Piotr just stared at the money. He seemed afraid to touch it.
Piotr’s career as
agent, as it came to pass, would make Earnest Gleeman’s string of successes
look like the track record of a seven-year college senior majoring in general
dropped the brick of Benjamins into Piotr’s food, Piotr’s first and only
thought was, I’m going to ride this chess donkey until all of the money runs
out. I’m going to bleed him dry like a
tick. He would achieve his goal by being
the best possible poker agent in the universe.